Monday, June 6, 2011

Wood Energy

Wood Energy

If you were born between March 20th and June 21st, you were born under the energy of spring.  Ancient Taoist sages created a healing system that reflected the energy of each season.  The foundation of this healing system were the Five Elements: Fire, Water, Metal, Wood and Earth.  Each element had a direct connection with a season and vital organs in the human body. Wood is connected to the season of spring.  The vital organs influenced by the spring energy of wood are the Liver (a Yin organ) and the Gall Bladder (a Yang organ).

While everyone is affected by the energy of the seasons, those born in each season should pay attention to the vital organs connected to the element of that season.  In the spring we all should pay attention to the Liver and Gall Bladder.  The Liver stores and filters the blood; it also regulates the blood supply and stores the body’s toxins.  The gall bladder aids digestion and stores bile produced by the liver.  A weak liver can cause problems with
eyesight, and issues with fingernails, toenails and muscles.

Extreme anger and depression can also be a sign of an imbalance of liver energy.  A balanced liver is conducive to kindness, creativity and clear mindedness.  Two excellent books that have helped me better understand this Taoist healing concept are Mantak and Maneewan Chia’s Chi Nei Tsang: Internal Organs Chi Massage and Daniel P. Reid’s The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity.  I also write about the five elements in my new handbook Reflections on Self Empowerment: By An Urban Taoist Ki Master.  You can get the above books at

I will also start Ki Energy training classes on Wednesdays, from 6:30pm to 7:45pm, starting Wednesday May 4th.  The Ki training classes will focus on balancing internal energies and the vital organs connected to each of the five elements.  The classes will be held at the Harlem Ki Energy Center located at 13 West 122nd Street.

Spring is the time for new beginnings.  The time to create a better reality for you and yours - by developing your internal energy, reducing stress and improving the quality of your life by learning vibrational energy chanting, energy balancing movements and meditation skills in a Ki energy training class.
We also provide Ki Energy treatments at our center, which is another way to address negative physical, mental and spiritual issues caused by stress.  
For more information and appointments call 646 329-6727.  You can learn more about Ki Energy training and treatments by visiting or my blog at .

I would like to thank everyone who participated in last Saturday’s Harlem celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong day.  Over one hundred people participated in this event, along with hundreds of thousands of people around the world in 60 countries, at the same time.  Energy movement for peace was the theme.  This 4th annual Harlem event, organized by Dr. Robert Woodbine, was a great success thanks to you.

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